Latvia – a country with European charm
Latvia, although not occupying much space on the map, is an incredibly cozy country. Here you can see both medieval castles and ultra-modern hotels. Relax on a fully-equipped beach or chill out next to a real waterfall.
The most popular places among tourists are situated in the capital of Latvia, Riga. In the city with its 800-year history, you can see the Riga Cathedral, the Riga Castle, take panoramic pictures from the viewpoint of St. Peter's Church and drink coffee in a tiny restaurant with sweets made in a local chocolate factory. Yourguide to the country will definitely recommend travellers to visit the Riga market and, if possible, visit the Latvian National Opera and Ballet.
Other places of interest of Latvia include the Rundāle Palace in the south of the country, Gauja National Park, the medieval city with the Venta waterfall in Kuldīga, the Turaida museum-reserve, the Dinaburga Castle in Daugavpils and many others.
You'll need to travel a couple of hours by bus or any other transport from Riga to find yourself in the main resort towns of the country. Jūrmala is known for its beaches, parks and a rich calendar of events, and Liepāja with its quiet atmosphere and incredibly beautiful scenery.